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Title: Provincial Freeman - January 31, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells her readers that while Canada has equal rights for all, Canadians of African descent are not welcoming of fugitive slaves who enter the country. Instead of uniting as a race with newly arrived fugitive slaves, black Canadians will often side with white Canadians against them in courts of law, take advantage of them through "begging" schemes, or attempt to deny them the same societal benefits they enjoy as Canadians.

Description of file(s): two scanned, two columned, newspaper pages

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: brotherhood; Civil rights; equal rights; justice; law; prejudice; racial relationships; society

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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